Norfolk Broads Day Boat For Hire

Jobs at Barnes Brinkcraft 

We are actively recruiting for these jobs in Norfolk  – Hoveton and Wroxham

Marine Engineer

Linen Staff (flexible, permanent and temporary positions) with immediate start dates







Marine Engineer

Work on the Beautiful Norfolk Broads with a friendly team, good pay & benefits, and many opportunities to learn and gain additional certification and qualifications.  Come and Join Barnes Brinkcraft!


  • Excellent earning potential salary £30-£45k plus overtime on top too!
  • Continuous on-the-job training and development opportunities inc. Gas Registration
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Opportunity to take a boat out on the Norfolk Broads – when not on hire
  • Short-term accommodation on a boat, to help with relocation.
  • A van may be provided for the right candidate.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free Parking
  • On-site parking
  • Friendly, fun team
  • Lots of fabulous wildlife!

Skills & Abilities

You are an experienced marine engineer, preferably practised at working on river and estuary boats.  Specific expertise working with modern marine electrics including inverters, marine generators, & battery systems would be a real bonus, but we are happy to train the right candidate.  You are keen to expand your knowledge of modern control systems.  You’re a friendly person capable of problem-solving on the go, often interacting with hire boat customers, and occasionally working at quite a pace.  You have a full driver’s licence

Education & Experience

Ideally, you have experience working on hire boats, or modern inland or estuary craft. You can turn your hand to a wide variety of skills including boat maintenance, plumbing, and electrics and enjoy on-the-go problem solving.

Work Hours

Full-Time Standard working week 42.5 hrs. In the summer that will include most (but not all) Saturdays. In season you will also be required to work some after-hours on-call duties (Payment for this will be in addition to your basic salary and includes a retainer plus fee for each call out – averaging an additional £300 per week on-call )

Workplace Conditions

We are a close-knit team and enjoy working together, which is a must on busy turn-round days at the boatyard. You’ll also get out and about in the Broads National Park meeting customers onboard our boats.


Your pay will reflect your experience. We expect this to be between £30k and £45k pa.  After-hours on-call duties are paid in addition to the basic salary

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £30,000.00-£45,000.00 per year, plus overtime

Expected hours: No less than 42 per week.

Work Location: In person Wroxham, Norfolk

Next Steps

Please contact our head of engineering,  Philip Baker  by mobile or email to find out more about the job

Tel:  07795442374



Linen Staff 


2 to 4 days a week (inc Saturdays)

Workdays are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

Standard hours are 9 am to 3 pm, with a 4 pm finish on Saturdays

We can be flexible with start and finish times to tailor around parents with young children at school

We can accommodate time off during school holidays for families, on a request basis

You will need to work some bank holidays and for the majority of the school holidays

You will usually work in pairs or a group


Whilst we would like people who have experience, we are happy to offer on-the-job training


Use of dayboats when available


Over 21 yrs old £11.50 or £11.80 with previous experience

18 to 20 yrs £9.00

16 to 17 yrs £7.00


Start date – Easter School Holidays – end date October

This is a temporary job but could lead to a permanent position as we do keep cleaning staff on over the winter months

The Company

Barnes Brinkcraft provides hire boats and holiday cottages in the Norfolk Broads, It is a busy and friendly place to work

Next steps

To apply please get in touch with Sheila on or ring her on 07955096851 to discuss the job.




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"Great company, easy booking. Helpful team onsite. We hired a boat for a family of 4 for two hours and we had a fantastic time!"
- Alan Knightly
"Quick and easy pick up and drop off of the boat from a very friendly and helpful person. Enjoyed the easy pace of the day. Value for money for the full day hire of the boat."
- Andrew Wade
"We had a lovely day on Sunrise 2. Using a boat is the only way to explore the Broads. It is a lovely area. The boat was in good condition. We didn't use the stove but did use the other facilities. The handover was friendly and efficient. We were surprised that we managed to park up the boat at the end of the day as we struggled with this during the trip (and amusing epic fail, which much have amused passerbys). Perhaps a little more tutorage on this may have helped us here. All in all a great day. We are glad we did it and the well maintained, bigger boat provided by this professional boat company really helped."
- Lilian Bell
"Lovely people and very nice trip out on the boat"
- Matt Norman
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